Next month marks the tenth anniversary of the Nier series, with the original release of Gestalt/Replicant on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Square Enix's Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro want to do something for the anniversary, but they might not have figured out what.
In the tweet below, Nier Automata producer Yosuke Saito announced that he wants to do something to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Nier. This follows hot on the heels of a musical show based on Nier Automata being cancelled later this month. 'Stage Yorha ver.1.3aa' was scheduled to take place between March 12 and 15, but has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
It seems like this event was meant to celebrate the anniversary of Nier Gesalt and Nier Replicant, and Saito wants to make up for the cancellation in some way. Nier Automata director Yoko Taro has also thrown his support behind holding some sort of celebration for the series later this month.
In addition to the stage production in Tokyo being cancelled, the Japan-based performances of the Nier Theatrical Orchestra set for later this month have also been cancelled. The tour has so far included Chicago, LA, and London, where we visited the show ourselves.
Eagle-eyed Nier fans will note that the actual tenth anniversary of the series is next month in April. Why Saito and Taro have brought forward the anniversary celebrations to March 29 in particular is anyone's guess.